International Criminal Court's complementarity principle: a policy oriented approach

Kayuni, Steven (2012) International Criminal Court's complementarity principle: a policy oriented approach. LAP Lambert, Saarbrucken, Deutschland. ISBN 9783659161797

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Abstract

The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) does not include issues of peace and national reconciliation. Notwithstanding this, the ICC Prosecutor sits at a critical juncture in the structure of the Court, where the pressures of law and politics converge in initiating proceedings before the Pre-Trial Chamber. Complementarity principle remains a major feature of the ICC as the Court cannot exercise its jurisdiction unless there is failure by a national judicial system. The national legal systems have to be genuinely unable and unwilling to do so. Therefore, every use of authoritative power has some influence however slight on the predispositions and capabilities that are part of the decision process. This book sets out and examination of the complementarity principle. it concludes that a policy-oriented approach to treaty interpretation of the complementarity regime would be ideal to the decision-making process that will achieve goals compatible with values of world public order and human dignity.

Item Type: Book
Keywords: International Criminal Court, Complementarity Principle, Policy-oriented jurisprudence
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Law
Subjects: K Law
Depositing User: Steven Kayuni
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2015 08:20
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2015 08:20
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/53421

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